Laura Anderson

Club Member Since 10/23/2007

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Laura Anderson - Me (left) friend Amy (rt).  Both of us finished the PPA in the 2008 snowstorm!
Me (left) friend Amy (rt). Both of us finished the PPA in the 2008 snowstorm!

"Running is a big question mark thatís there each and every day. It asks you, ĎAre you going to be a wimp or are you going to be strong today?'" - Pet

City: COS State: CO

Favorite Shoe: Saucony Progrid Triumph Size: 7.5

Age: 42.2 years old

Marital Status: Hitched

Family members:
Chris Alstrin (hubby)
Missy Mu (naughty gray cat)
Pearl (pretty snowshoe cat)
---Maybe a dog sometime----when I can get my husband to agree

What I do for work:
I'm a Sport Dietitian for Acrobat and Combat Sports at the USOC

Places I’ve called home and why I like where I am now:
LaCrosse, WI
Fort Collins, CO
Golden, CO
Tampa, Fl
Here---Love the weather, the great running community, and rock climbing!

When I started running and what got me started:
I started in late high school for fun. I never ran for a team, but played team sports so it was a good opportunity to do something on my own.

What does running mean to me:
Running means pushing myself harder, and being thankful that I can get out there and just be.

Running accomplishments: View my Pikes Peak Ascent/Marathon results

What I like about trail/mountain running:
It's spicey!!!

Favorite running trail and why:
Probably spend most of the time on the Barr trail, but like Waldo, and for a flat run the Sante fe trail.

Favorite trail/mountain race and why:
Barr trail mtn. race, even though I threw up afterwards this year!!! But I still placed 4th in my age group so it was worth it... I like it because it is only 12.4 miles----but damn it works you over.

Best running experience:
Honestly-----participating in the Colorado Outward Bound Relay and doing a 8 mile run in the middle of the night under a nice bright moon. It was a rather surreal moment...

Worst running experience:
Tossing cookies is always a bad experience.... Hence, the first time was after my first marathon.. I was 20 y/o and even though I qualified for Boston, I was severely dehydrated and puked out the car window....

Neatest thing found on a run:
A nice buff for my head!

Running related bathroom stop story:
Ok----so there are too many to just write one. So----the one thing I do now to try and prevent these stories is on my fridge in my house I have a list that I add to it... It is called "Things NOT to eat before a long run..."

Running pet peeves:
Unfriendly peeps... If you are that miserable find a new hobby!

Something non running related that no one would guess about me:
I eloped this past April and didn't tell my parents until a month later..... I could probably make money off of the footage.

Other hobbies and interests:
Mtn biking, road biking, rock climbing, hiking, snowboarding, I love to cook and bake!

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